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Video of the crowd at seer’s last rites in Karnataka shared as Chandrababu Naidu’s roadshow in Andhra


yellow soldiers boom!!! AA to the people of Kuppam who fought for the leader like a heart breaking tadepalli cat. A lot of people are TDP activists who are showing the fear of showing the movie to the irritated Jagan!! RESOUNDING COMEBACK OF TDP IN 2024

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The police of Chittoor district in Andhra Pradesh denied permission for Chandrababu Naidu’s roadshow in Kuppam and seized his vehicle citing the government order issued prohibiting public gatherings which came after the death of 11 people in different incidents of stampede during Chandrababu Naidu’s earlier roadshows. Following the denial, he started padayatra, walking into the town.

Meanwhile, video footage of a mass rally is shared by many social media users and supporters of the political party with a claim that the crowd is gathered during Chandrababu Naidu’s visit to Kuppam. Similar posts can be seen here, here, here, and here. The posts can be seen with the hashtags ‘Kuppam’, ‘CBN’, ‘Chandrababu Naidu’, and ‘TDP’.

What is the truth?

Videos of a mass rally were circulated on social media a few days back mentioning as the crowd gathered for Siddheshwar Swamy’s last rites which happened on 3, January 2023. The viral video looked similar as both videos spread around the same time.

When searching for the videos of Siddheshwar Swamy’s last rites, one video posted by a Twitter user on 4, January is found to match the visuals of the viral video. The video is captioned as “Siddheshwar Swami of Vijaypur, Karnataka ascended to heaven yesterday. Around two lakh devotees gathered in a grand ceremony”.

The news media outlets too reported that lakhs paid final tributes to Siddheshwar Swamy on 3, January 2023 at Sainik school premises in Karnataka’s Vijayapura.

News First Kannada Youtube channel posted a full-length video of the funeral procession of Siddheshwar Swamy. At 16.44 minutes of the video, the location of the funeral procession matches the viral video which is identified through the buildings in both videos.


A video clip of Siddheshwar Swamy’s last rites held in Karnataka is shared as a crowd gathered in Andhra Pradesh’s Kuppam for Chandrababu Naidu’s roadshow.

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